This project is framed within the context of performance in place; positioning the body, the tattoo parlor and the relationship between Davina Kirkpatrick, Radu Rusu the tattooist and the filmmaker/artist Karen Abadie (who documented the process) as a performative landscape.

Artists such as Shelly Jackson with her project “Ineradicable Skin” and Santiago Sierra with‘160 cm Line Tattooed on 4 People’ have explored permanence, performance and the ethics of changing another’s body with the use of tattoos but here the interest is in the relationship between the living and the dead, aspects of memoralisation on the body and the choice to carry a small part of one’s partner’s cremated remains on/in the skin and back.